Only outsold by the Bible and Shakespeare, Agatha Christie remains the bestselling novelist of all time. Between two and four billion copies of her books have been published and sales show no signs of diminishing. Over the course of her career, she published 66 mysteries and 6 romance novels, as well as countless plays and stories.
It has been nearly 50 years since Agatha Christie’s death but the “Queen of Crime” remains the best-selling novelist in history. Only the Bible and Shakespeare’s works have sold more copies than her books and her legacy shows no signs of fading.
Russian author Anton Chekhov had a lot to say about writing and it’s still worth listening to, even more than a century after his death at age 44. Not only is he regarded as one of the world’s best short story writers, he is often credited with inventing the form itself.